Awning Power Players

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by Ty Adams
February 1, 2016

  Sitting under an RV awning with lights, music and a cool breeze is a snap with Dometic’s PowerChannel power track and accessories for its 9100 Power Awning (sold separately). Dometic’s patent-pending technology provides electric power through the awning’s roller tube, allowing RVers to extend... Read more »

Lance’s Opposing-Slide Travel Trailer

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by Donya Carlson
February 1, 2016

  Lance introduced its first double-slide travel trailer, the 2155, at the Louisville, Kentucky, National RV Trade Show last December. The 2155 packs a lot of amenities in a 22-foot 2-inch floorplan that sleeps four and features an inviting kitchen island that houses a sink with a pullout sprayer... Read more »

Seen at SEMA

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by Gary Wescott
January 29, 2016

  Miles of aisles at the world’s largest automotive aftermarket-equipment event showcased the latest products for your tow vehicle It started in 1963 when a handful of automotive businesses formed what was then known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association, or SEMA. Today, SEMA stands... Read more »

RV Clinic May 2015

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Jeff Johnston and Ken Freund
January 4, 2016

RV Furniture Q: We have a 2008 Dutchmen Victory Lane toy hauler. We no longer ride motorcycles and want to turn the back into a den. The trouble is, where do we find RV furniture? We would like to get an L-shaped couch and replace the bench-type dining table with a table and chairs. Tim and Claire Kirkland,... Read more »

Creature Comforts in a Wildcat

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by Donya Carlson
December 28, 2015

  Based on customer and dealer input requesting lighter and more affordable fifth-wheels, Forest River has given its Wildcat a complete makeover to target the half-ton and three-quarter-ton truck market. The new models have an unloaded vehicle weight ranging from 9,449 to 11,061 pounds, with gross... Read more »

Demco Glide Ride Upgrade

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by Emily and Mark Fagan
December 23, 2015

Replacing a worn kingpin assembly strengthens the truck-and-fifth-wheel connection and improves towing stability   We keep our one-ton diesel truck and 36-foot fifth-wheel trailer in top shape by inspecting key components on a regular basis. We check the kingpin assembly a few times a year, ensuring... Read more »

Satellite TV Fit for a King

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December 22, 2015

  Portable satellite antennas have become a big part of the RV lifestyle — but the challenge is often where to mount them while in camp. King has introduced a new bracket that is designed for ultimate compatibility with all vehicles, according to the company, and is customized to fit King Tailgater... Read more »

To the Rescue

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December 22, 2015

  When it comes to RV ownership, making minor repairs is part of the real world. Rescue Tape is one of those products that can help mend leaking hoses or plumbing, insulate frayed wire or even serve as a temporary fan belt. Rescue Tape is a multipurpose silicone repair tape that has a 950-psi tensile... Read more »

Let There Be Light

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December 22, 2015

  Many older RVs have fluorescent tube lighting in one or more areas. While these fixtures are energy-efficient, they often produce unflattering light and can start to flicker as they age. If you’ve been looking for a suitable alternative, M4 Products may have the answer with its new 12-volt DC... Read more »

Fun with Fiberglass

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by Kristopher Bunker
December 21, 2015

  Lightweight molded-fiberglass RVs are designed for long-term durability and improved mpg — and they look cool, too RVs are constructed in a number of different ways, but many follow the same basic blueprint: Start with a steel or aluminum frame, build up the walls with wood and/or aluminum,... Read more »

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